Sarah took part in an industry staged reading of Brass Heart: The Musical (book, music, and lyrics by Jessica Wu) at Arena Stage on December 16, 2015. She played Coworker Jane, Mom, and Mama.
Next up, Sarah will be appearing in the four person ensemble piece I CALL MY BROTHERS by Jonas Hassen Khemiri at the esteemed Forum Theatre in Silver Spring, MD. We start rehearsals on August 16 and performances run from September 9-October 1. Please visit forum-theatre.org/whats-on for details and tickets!
I CALL MY BROTHERS (courtesy the Forum website):
written by JONAS HASSEN KHEMIRI
translated from Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles
directed by MICHAEL DOVE
SEPTEMBER 9-OCTOBER 1, 2016
A car has exploded. A city has been crippled by fear. Amor wanders the city, doing his best to blend in. His best to become invisible and not attract any suspicious glances. But what is normal behaviour? And who is a potential perpetrator? Over twenty-four hours, Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s fierce, funny, and explosive play explores where the lines between criminal and victim, and fantasy and reality, blur.
Written in response to the Stockholm terrorist attacks of 2010, I Call My Brothers began as a New York Times column Khemiri published just one week after the suicide bombing and is being adapted for this DC production. Khemiri is an internationally-renowned and award-winning playwright and novelist whose work has been translated into more than fifteen languages and his plays have been performed by over 100 companies. He won a 2011 Obie Award for playwriting.
Here's the girls doing our best Spice Girls imitation on opening night of SHOUT! The Mod Musical at The Depot Theatre. Left to right (top row): Missy Dowse Rivera (Blue), Ashley Sweetman (Yellow), Cristina Ferruggia (Green), Krista Kurtzberg (Red). Bottom row: ME (Orange)! Below is a side by side comparison, in case you're wondering which Spice Girl we are.
Next up, Sarah will star as Orange Girl in SHOUT! The Mod Musical at the Depot Theatre_ in Westport, NY. Performances begin Friday July 1 and end Sunday July 17! Amy Griffin_ directs!! For tickets visit http://depottheatre.org/tickets/
Sarah will perform in all 8 shows the week of March 1-March 6 (Tuesday through Thursday at 8p, Saturday at 6p and 9p, Sunday at 3p and 7p). Beginning March 7 she will appear Mondays at 8 and Tuesdays through Thursdays at 5p. Tickets are available here: http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/TQMAD
This spring Sarah will be joining the cast of "Shear Madness" at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC as Barbara DeMarco!! She begins rehearsals in February.
Sarah played the role of "Jenny" in Christine Toy Johnson's new play The Secret Wisdom of Trees as part of the Barrow Group Theatre Company Reading Series on January 10, 2016. This incredibly moving piece is the story of Abby Green, an intrepid and fiercely funny octogenarian, who tries to prepare her family and herself for her journey into Alzheimer’s by planting trees at the locations of her biggest memories. Starring as Abby Green was Lynn Cohen ("The Hunger Games," "Sex & The City"), and co -starring as her husband Danny was Lynn's real life husband Ron Cohen. Also starring were Bob Kirsh (Jonathan), Nick Anderson (Jacob), Benjamin Russell (Len), and Jacob Heimer (Noah), with stage directions read by Satomi Blair. For more information please visit www.christinetoyjohnson.com_
To ring in 2016 in incomparable style, on 12/30 I got to sing nine (count 'em, nine) songs with lyrics by the gorgeous, brilliant Amanda Yesnowitz at one of my favorite cabaret venues, the Duplex. I was backed up superlatively on the keys by Alexander Rovang, and accompanied onstage by Brendan McGrady and La Yesnowitz herself. Musical collaborators included Deborah Abramson, Brad Alexander, Brian Cimmet, Lisa DeSpain, Doug Katsaros, Steve Mills, and the composer of Death For Five Voices, Peter Mills!! Videos forthcoming. Happy New Year!!!!
This November Sarah was part of an extraordinary international developmental residency workshop IN ITALY with Prospect Theater Company, culminating in two performances of Death For Five Voices (book by Cara Reichel and Peter Mills, music and lyrics by Peter Mills) at the Castello Gesualdo in Gesualdo, Campania and at Il Teatro Gesualdo in Avellino. The performance was directed by Prospect's founding artistic director, Cara Reichel, music directed by Max Mamon, and stage managed by Kat West. She starred as Sylvia Albana alongside Wilson Bridges (La Cage Aux Folles), Ryan Bauer-Walsh (Billy Elliot, Zorro), Peter Saide (Sense And Sensibility), Meghan McGeary (The Blue Flower), Tina Scariano and Jaime Valles. We all ate a lot of pasta, and we already miss our extraordinary hosts in Gesualdo (if you ever visit, and you should, stay here: http://www.zembalo.it)
Sunday January 25 Sarah will star as Samantha the therapist in an industry reading of Allan Rice, Ben Green and Greg Edward's NEUROSIS: THE MUSICAL (http://www.neurosisthemusical.com_). She joins Ryan Andes (Big Fish, Peter Pan Live), Danny Gardner (Funny Girl), Liz Larsen (Beautiful, Hairspray, The Rocky Horror Show), Joseph Medeiros (Doctor Zhivago, Grease), Patricia Noonan (Death Takes a Holiday), Elyssa Samsel (NAB-A-DATE) and Stuart Zagnit (Newsies, Seussical, The Wild Party).